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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Eugene J. McGillicuddy's Alien Detective Agency is a work of fiction in the science fiction, mystery, and adventure subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult and older teen reading audience and was penned by author George Allen Miller. We follow the adventures of our titular character, Eugene J. McGillicuddy, a private detective in a twenty-second-century Washington, D.C., burdened with omniscience. Earth has joined the Galactic Congress due to its endangered state, attracting a variety of alien visitors. Eugene's agency caters to these extraterrestrial guests, solving anything from minor cases to alien pet mysteries. However, his psychic abilities are a double-edged sword, and when he becomes involved in a case for an ornery dinosaur diplomat, chaos ensues.
Author George Allen Miller offers readers a delightful blend of science fiction, mystery, and humor that is penned with confidence, creativity, and a clear passion for immersive storytelling. The imaginative universe populated with eccentric aliens and intriguing scenarios adds layers of intrigue to the story and makes the world feel fully realized. The dynamic between Eugene and his allies, including a self-aware computer program and a super-genius, infuses the narrative with wit and camaraderie and is layered with sharp dialogue that both characterizes the varied cast and furthers the storyline without the need for huge chunks of prose. The plot's fast-paced nature keeps readers engaged as they follow the characters through inter-dimensional escapades and cosmic challenges, and I found the twists unexpected but deeply satisfying. Overall, Eugene J. McGillicuddy's Alien Detective Agency is an inventive and enjoyable read that seamlessly combines quirky characters, a unique premise, and thrilling cosmic escapades, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to science fiction fans everywhere.